Folders (previously “collections”) is an image organization feature included in PicMonkey Hub. If you’ve always got a few projects on the burner, or if you create images to boost your job or personal brand, it’s gonna change you from a humble, picture-making caterpillar to a giant, fire-breathing butterfly of picture management and gorgeousity.
How to use Folders
Let’s say you’re creating assets for your brand. In Hub, you can lash together your logo, brand color palette, email header image, etc., in a folder you might call “Brand Assets.” Maybe you’ve been traveling the globe and want to remember where each of your photos was taken. You can organize your vacation shots by location and never wonder where that mouth-watering photo of meat on a stick hailed from. And like every image that’s stashed in Hub, Folders images can be edited after saving.
Where to find Folders
To get to Folders, first you need to get to Hub (be sure you’re signed in). From the homepage, click See all images in Hub or click the Hub tab in the top toolbar of the editor. When Hub loads, you’ll see the Folders tab on the left-hand side. Click it and here’s how you’ll get around:
How to make a new folder
There are three easy-peasy-parcheesi ways to make a new folder.
1. Make a folder from the Folders tab in Hub
Click the Folders tab in Hub. You’ll see a monkey illustration with an Add images button. Click the button and select images you want to add Hub. Boom! Give it a name.
2. Make a folder from images you already have in your Hub
You can also make a new folder by clicking the plus icon next to the word Folders. Do your thang naming it, then add your images.
Adding images to an existing folder
Since we’re all about options, there are also a few different ways that you can add an image to an existing folder.
1. Add an image to an existing folder from Manage Hub
From Hub, click the three dots next to an image, then click Move to… This will open an new page where you can either create a new folder or add your image to an existing one. When you’ve made your selection, click Move it.
2. Add an image to an existing folder from the Folders tab
From the Folders tab, click the folder you want to add images and/or collages to.
When your folder opens and you can see all the pretty things in it, click the Upload button on the right and select the images you want.
Removing images from folders
If you want to take an image out of a folder, open the folder. Click the three dots in the corner of the image you want to delete and then select Delete. The image will be deleted from your Hub.
To remove an entire folder, hover over the folder you want to remove and click the three dot icon that appears in the right side of the folder thumbnail. Click Delete. All the images in your folder will be deleted too.
Using Folders with the PicMonkey mobile app
You can also use Folders with the PicMonkey mobile app on your phone or iPad. Make sure you’re signed in, then tap Hub (the monkey icon) when the app opens. The images that you’ve saved to Hub will appear, and you’ll see Folders next to Images at the top. Tap Folders to see a list of folders you’ve already created.
You can also add images to folders, move them to different folders, remove them from folders, and create or remove entire folders through the mobile app.
This organizational goodness is alllll yours when you get PicMonkey.